A tough fight for the CS:GO playoffs in Katowice continues

After what turned out to be a thrilling day until the very end, the Intel Extreme Masters CS:GO competition in Katowice saw even more big names join in the fight for the World Championship. With EnVyUs, Astralis, Virtus.pro, FaZe Clan, Tempo Storm and E-Frag all in the runnings, we once more saw only three of them advance to the playoffs. Miss out on the action? Our recap has you covered!

Group B

Fighting for the chance to play Luminosity Gaming, Fnatic and Natus Vincere for the title of the tenth Intel Extreme Masters World Championship, the teams of Group B put in a lot of work. Astralis were the ones who stayed undefeated all day, taking away some of the shine from Tempo Storm, who turned up to join their fellow Brazilians of Luminosity in the prestigious Spodek arena.

While it was E-Frag and, surprisingly, EnVyUs who found themselves at the bottom of the rankings, FaZe Clan and Virtus.pro took it to an all-deciding final game of the day, fighting hard to stay alive in the tournament. In the end, it was Virtus.pro who secured their chance, getting the plow going once more with the Polish fans cheering them on.


  • E-Frag vs. FaZe - 6-16
  • Team EnVyUs vs. Astralis - 11-16
  • E-Frag vs. Tempo Storm - 13-16
  • Virtus.pro vs. Astralis - 6-16
  • FaZe vs. Tempo Storm - 19-16
  • Team EnVyUs vs. Virtus.pro - 14-16
  • E-Frag vs. Astralis - 5-16
  • Team EnVyUs vs. FaZe - 16-12
  • FaZe vs. Astralis - 5-16
  • Virtus.pro vs. Tempo Storm - 9-16
  • Team EnVyUs vs. Tempo Storm - 7-16
  • E-Frag vs. Virtus.pro - 9-16
  • Virtus.pro vs. FaZe - 16-13
  • Astralis vs. Tempo Storm - 16-12
  • Team EnVyUs vs. E-Frag - 19-22

Head over to Plays.tv for all CS:GO highlights so far!

Up next: the quarter and semifinals

Kicking off the third day at the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship are Natus Vincere and Tempo Storm followed up by Fnatic versus Virtus.pro in order to find the semifinal opponents for both Luminosity Gaming and Astralis. Who’ll be making it to the all-important grand final on Saturday? Find out by tuning in from 12:30 CET to see the action unfold!

To stay up to date throughout the event, make sure you’re visiting the official Intel Extreme Masters site as well as following ESL Counter-Strike on Facebook and Twitter


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